By Peter Boghossian
For hundreds of thousands of years, the devoted have honed proselytizing recommendations and talked humans into believing the reality of 1 holy booklet or one other. certainly, the devoted usually view changing others as a duty in their faith--and are knowledgeable from an early age to unfold their detailed model of faith. the result's a global damaged largely by way of unquestioned religion. As an urgently wanted counter to this tried-and-true culture of non secular evangelism, A handbook for developing Atheists deals the first-ever consultant no longer for conversing humans into faith--but for speaking them out of it. Peter Boghossian attracts at the instruments he has built and used for greater than two decades as a thinker and educator to educate how one can have interaction the devoted in conversations that might aid them worth cause and rationality, solid doubt on their spiritual ideals, distrust their religion, abandon superstition and irrationality, and eventually include cause.
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Unfortunately, many of the more militant suras are found later in the Koran. 13. I’ve never understood such claims of the faithful—in this example, Muslims who state that other Muslims do not have the correct interpretation of the Koran. Once one buys into a system of belief without evidence, it’s unclear on what basis one could make the claim that there’s a correct or incorrect interpretation of the Koran. 14. There are many ways we can rationally determine what’s in our own interest and what sort of communities we should construct.
Much of the confusion about faith-based claims comes from mistaking objective claims with subjective claims. Knowledge claims purport to be objective because they assert a truth about the world. Subjective claims are not knowledge claims and do not assert a truth about the world; rather, they are statements about one’s own unique, situated, subjective, personal experiences or preferences. Think of subjective claims as matters of taste or opinion. ” These are subjective statements because they relate to matters of taste.
If a belief is based on insufficient evidence, then any further conclusions drawn from the belief will at best be of questionable value. Believing on the basis of insufficient evidence cannot point one toward the truth. For example, the following are unassailable facts everyone, faithful or not, would agree upon: 1. There are different faith traditions. 2. Different faith traditions make different truth claims. 3. The truth claims of some faith traditions contradict the truth claims of other faith traditions.
A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian